Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Total of 67 Years!

I think I'm beginning to feel my age! I'm not moving as fast as I was, and when it comes to WORK, I just THINK about it! It's already Thanksgiving time here at Newm'sNook, and I'm the one who is hosting the annual feast. So, clean the house today; make up beds for the company. Then tomorrow catch up the "loose ends"....however many that may be. This too shall pass...Smile.

Sales have been slow to non-existent except for the Jewels at The Artisans Guild in Oneonta, NY. These have been keeping me in "pin" money, which is very helpful. I'm very concerned about the direction of our country, the USA. We seem to have forgotten our roots and most everyone is only concerned with their own little corner of their "world", not able to give up the "me-ness" to consider the needs of others. I still try to keep up the creating anyway. Creating is great therapy! Pictures show the great Santa bears made for this year's Christmas. This first piece is "SnowShoe Santa and Friend".

This piece is my "Trike Santa" with his trike cart filled with all sorts of gifts from dolls & bears, toys, to musical instruments and golf clubs. Both of these pieces are found at the Crawl Space Artigiana and Gift Shop in Little York, NY. A great gift shop and gallery.
Hope everyone who may read this (LOL) have wonderful holidays and perhaps anewed prosperity will come about next year...2012! (When I was a kid, I was never going to live this long!)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

WOW! Time flies when you're having "FUN"!

I've just seen the date of my last posting and it has been a long time! I've been creating new jewelry, which I never seem to get any pics taken to show off, before I take it to the Artisans' Guild in Oneonta, NY for selling! I've done a few new handbags....sales have slowed down for these....and now need to figure out new bears and "art" dolls for November shows coming up.

The creative room is a mess and I need to spend time cleaning out that space. The summer has been mostly spent helping Sister Risha unload the stuff in her house so that she can sell the house. We had an auction and then sent much stuff to the Rescue Mission here in Syracuse.

We did a show in Clayton, NY...I LOVE that town! Small items sold and people used their credit cards for these small sales, but we made enough to meet expenses. Our close friends are experiencing physical troubles due to age-ing, and we "worry" about their health. It has been a weird year with me not doing much traveling to any place. I have read a lot of books though; enjoy reading and the reclusiveness of that. THE HELP was both a good book and a good movie! Enjoyed!

This piece was my Teddy Bear Artists' Invitational art gallery piece for 2011. It sold! The theme was "Treasures" of which I felt that "Old Friends" was one of my most valued treasures.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Winter?! Sigh....

We're well into March now; the IDES are tomorrow, and the snow continues. An "old fashioned" winter here for sure.....like what I remember from kidhood! But with no Florida reprieve, my sunny personality (HAH!) is draggin' somewhat. I've been creating most everyday....something about "idle hands being the devil's workshop" and now have a PILE of sale-able stuff for shows, shops, or whatever. New critters and pincushions are available; the jewelry is already at the Artisans' Guild in Oneonta.